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Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon (Ref. 976155)

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “A special house for a celebration”
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    • “We booked this house for a family 80th birthday celebration. We loved it! The views are spectacular and we found Burgh Island and the coastline really interesting for walking and exploring. Although Burgh Island Hotel isn't open to non-residents, you are welcome to walk round most of the island, which was covered in wild flowers in June. We also enjoyed a few drinks at The Pilchard Inn on the island, and found the staff friendly and efficient. When the tide comes in and cuts off the island, there's a sea tractor to bring you home, which was fun. The weather was good so we enjoyed spending time on the beach, but we also made sure we spent time at the house - as it's fabulous with so many facilities for all ages. We all enjoyed the hot tub and terraces, there were garden and beach games provided for the children, a barbecue, a games room with pool table, Wii and board games. Or just sitting on a balcony with a cup of tea, soaking in the view. All the decorations and furnishings are smart and tasteful. The bedrooms are huge and spotless, most have big windows with fantastic views and it was great having all the ensuites. It's not a cheap house to rent, but we felt it was good value. We were just slightly disappointed with Salcombe, which was crowded and spoilt by traffic in narrow streets, but there are plenty other places to visit nearby. The fish and chip café on the beach in the next bay (walking west along cliff) opens in the evening (BYO wine) and the food was great.”

    Friars_Folks, Christchurch, United Kingdom, August 2018

    • “Avocet is a very well appointed house and perfect for our family get together”

    Mr Tweed, GERRARDS CROSS, August 2018

    • “A lovely house, just as described. Loads of space for a big group, a very well appointed kitchen and nice welcoming touches. Good communication from Helpful Holidays at every stage.”

    Mrs Westall, CHALFONT ST. GILES, August 2018

    • “Avocet is a spacious, modern property with all the facilities that you are ever likely to need. The large, gently sloped garden is perfect for young children. We had a wonderful holiday, and very much hope to return.”

    Mr Ratcliffe, MILTON KEYNES, July 2018

    • “Avocet is a very well equipped and comfortable holiday home in a lovely location with sea views. It made for a most enjoyable holiday. The booking process through Helpful Holidays was straightforward too, so I would be happy to use them again for future holidays.”

    Miss Grimwood, SUTTON, June 2018

    • “Bigbury-on-Sea is, in my opinion, the perfect English seaside destination. Wonderful unspoilt beach and views, great for walking and sea sports. Avocet put the icing on the cake-what a beautiful house. The owners have equipped it with everything you need and more. Ideal, quiet location with plenty of parking. Our whole extended family had plenty of room - spacious bedrooms, games room and hot tub in the large garden. We all loved it and I can’t rate it highly enough.”

    Ms Bailey, ALDERSHOT, June 2018

    • “A wonderful well - located holiday cottage with spectacular views - even better than on the website. Beautifully presented, spotlessly clean and very well- equippped. The WelcomePack cream tea was a lovely touch too!”

    Mrs Elliott, Birmingham, April 2018

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The Property

In Bigbury-on-Sea, just 200 yards up from the magnificent sandy beach, a huge, split-level, detached house, facing south with the most sensational panoramic views over the bay to Burgh Island and the coastline beyond. With a stunning contemporary design, every thought has gone into making this seaside home stylish and superbly comfortable, whilst green technology makes it possible to leave the smallest of footprints on this beautiful environment. Interiors are light, spacious, bright, everything generous and well done with good fabrics, relaxing colour schemes and oak or tiled floors throughout. Same owners as L187 and L188. On the seaward side, a big, enclosed, lawned garden with little summer house (seating 4, best for children), paved suntrap patio (table/chairs, two barbecues), elevated terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) and 6-person hot tub, all ideally positioned to while away lazy days or balmy evenings enjoying the captivating coastal views and fabulous sunsets. You get to ‘live the view’ inside too, with big floor-to-ceiling windows on all three levels. Large paved forecourt (high lockable gates to garden) with games garage (pool table, Wii, space for watersports/beach gear) and short slope down to front door to entrance hall. Huge light-filled kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, combi-microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker, food processor, panini maker, Nespresso coffee maker) with glossy white units, shiny granite worktops, central island (halogen hob) and dining area (sliding door for winter cosiness), through to fabulous living room (TV/DVD/Blu-ray/PVR, iPod dock, woodburner); to show off the ever-changing 180 degree views and make the most of indoor/outdoor living, both rooms have sliding walls of glass and access to the deck, from which steps lead down to the garden and hot tub. Also on ground-level, a double bedroom (6' bed, TV/DVD) with en suite shower-room (suite); loo, utility room (second dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, freezer, larder fridge) with doors to garden and games garage.From hall, open tread stairs up to impressive master double bedroom (6' bed, TV/DVD) with walk-in dressing/cot room and en suite bathroom (suite plus separate shower with hand-shower attachments, twin washbasins) and fabulous views from floor-to-ceiling windows (door to small balcony).More open tread oak stairs from ground floor down to lower ground floor and four large en suite bedrooms - another enormous double (6' bed, TV) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower, separate shower, twin washbasins) and a stylish twin (zip-linkable to 6' double, TV) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower), both facing the sea (views) with big sliding glazed doors to the garden; two further smart twins, one (zip-linkable to 6' double) with en suite shower-room (suite), the other with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower). Professional local caterers can be arranged. Damages Deposit £500. Arrival after 4pm. A stunning, stylish and comfortable year-round home; an outstanding example of 21st cent. design and technology.

Bigbury-on-Sea: village (seasonal café) with south Devon’s biggest sandy beaches (The Venus Café, Takeaway and Surf School, seasonal beach shop), stretching to Burgh Island (The Pilchard pub; famous art deco hotel - you can walk to it at low tide, go by long-legged tractor at high; setting of Agatha Christie novels). Good windsurfing; fine cliffs for walking and sea-bird watching. Golf, 1 mile. Nearest shop, 3 miles. Kingsbridge, 10 miles; Salcombe, 15.


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Three levels. Four lower ground floor bedrooms: 1 x super king double with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, separate shower, two basins and WC, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x twin with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC and basin. 1 x ground floor super king double with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin. 1 x first floor super king double with dressing room, balcony and en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower with hand shower, two basins and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area and doors to deck. Sitting room with wood burning stove and doors to deck. Ground floor WC with basin. Utility room. Games garage. Hot tub in garden.


  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue, hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500

Regional Information

BIGBURY-ON-SEA Modbury 6 miles; Plymouth 12 miles. Bigbury-on-Sea is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is ideal for family holidays. Dusted with sand and lapped by shallow waters, the beach offers safe fun for groups particularly if you’ve got children in tow. In addition, Bigbury-on-Sea beach is dotted with rock pools, so there’s plenty of entertainment for budding marine biologists. There’s also a wide and varied selection of watersports available to visitors who prefer their holidays to feature a little adrenaline rush. Windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular here, with hire facilities located right on the beach. To give you some peace of mind, there are lifeguards present at Bigbury-on-Sea beach during May to September and the beach also has a first-aid room. You can even take the dog onto the beach, although they are restricted to certain areas during the summer. Bigbury’s most famous landmark is Burgh Island, which overlooks the beach itself. The island is accessible at low tide, when the waters reveal a causeway that links it to the beach. However, when the tide is in you can still reach the island by hitching a ride on the popular and unique ‘sea tractor’. Burgh Island boasts an award-winning hotel, elegant and rather genteel, it’s an ideal romantic retreat for couples. Explore the South Devon coast with its fabulous sandy beaches and its breathtakingly beautiful coastal path or simply take time to visit some of the charming estuary towns and villages dotted throughout the area, such as Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth. The city of Plymouth and the wild open spaces of Dartmoor are also both close at hand.

  • Note: Arrival after 4pm. This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.